Description

    Rolex Rare Ref. 3834 Mid-Size Steel Antimagnetic Chronograph Wristwatch, circa 1933
    Case: No. 044306. steel, 32 mm, rectangular buttons, beveled and curved lugs, ref. 3834, snap back
    Dial: original, silver, golden hour markers and numerals, pointed blue steel batons, black and blue telemeter calibrations, thirty minute register, constant seconds at three
    Movement: 17 jewel, nickel lever movement, Valjoux 69, Cal. 9 3/4 lignes
    Band: tan pigskin
    Signed: case, dial and movement all signed Rolex, dial is also signed Antimagnetic, dial and movement further signed Fab. Suisse

    Note: the reference 3834 is an exceedingly rare early Rolex chronograph, fewer than ten examples of this scarce reference have surfaced at auction over the last decade.


    Condition Report*:

    Type: Rolex Rare Ref. 3834 Mid-Size Steel Antimagnetic Chronograph Wristwatch, circa 1933
    Model: 3834
    Dial: original, golden markers, blue telemeter scale
    Hands; ponted blue batons
    Metal: steel, staybrite
    Case No: 044306
    Case Info: three body, rectangular pushers
    Case Width: 32 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: 17 jewels, Valjoux 69, Cal. 9 3/4 lignes, nickel-finished lever movement
    Band: tan pigskin
    Circa: 1933
    Condition: dial is good and original, some very minor spotting, crystal is a bit yellowed from age, movement is good, balance swings freely but non-running, sitting for years and dry, case is good, some oxidation to outer edge


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    December, 2009
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